Francesca LuconiIt is with great pleasure that we announce the re-appointment of Francesca Luconi, PhD, as Assistant Dean, Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective June 1, 2015.

As Assistant Dean since 2012, Dr. Luconi has made significant contributions to the CPD life-long learning mission, building bridges with the McGill community and playing a lead role in the preparation of the Strategic Plan, the Evaluation Plan and other key projects. Additionally, she has created a number of new programs and learning tools, for example, the online Self-directed Learning Compass, which provides orientation and guidance to physicians, and the Patient Safety Workshop series. Dr. Luconi has also been instrumental in the planning and preparation for CPD accreditation earlier this year.

With this re-appointment, Dr. Luconi will continue to support the implementation of the CPD mission, establishing supporting policies and procedures and facilitating the participation of faculty members. Dr. Luconi will also continue promoting CPD within the Faculty and the wider McGill community, while coordinating collaborations in research planning with internal and external stakeholders, for example, the CPD offices of other universities. Dr. Luconi is also responsible for relations with external bodies, such as the Conseil québécois de développement professionnel continu des médecins, for applications for external funding and for identifying new sources of revenue for CPD activities.

Dr. Luconi completed a PhD in Educational Psychology at McGill in 2008, and a Master of Education degree also at McGill in 2005. She earned a Bachelor of Social Anthropology at Iberoamericana University, DF, Mexico in 1979. Since 2008, she has been an Academic Associate in the Continuing Professional Development Office and an instructional designer and researcher. Her research interests include e-learning for continuing medical education, self-directed learning for physicians, self-assessment, cognitive psychology, instructional technology and qualitative methodologies.

Please join us in congratulating Francesca on her re-appointment and in wishing her continued success in support of our CPD mission.

Dr. David Eidelman

Vice-Principal (Health Affairs)

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Ivan Rohan

Associate Dean

Continuing Professional Development